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ECE 100 Syllabus, Fall 1996
 

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Week #1
25 Aug

Engineering

Introduction to the Integrated Program

English

Traffic Jam

English

Engineering

Computer training

The Web, webnotes, and Word

 
26 Aug  

Physics

Physics assessment

Math

Math assessment

Engineering

Excel

 
27 Aug

English

Jigsaw

Engineering

Jigsaw

Math

Attitude assessment

Problem solving

Engineering

Assessment

Physics

Sections 1.1 - 1.8

28 Aug  

Engineering

Team training

Physics

"Private Universe"

Physics

Lab #1

Instrumentation

 
29 Aug

English

Math

1.1 Functions

Math

1.2 Linear Functions

Engineering

Attitudes and critical thinking

 
Week #2
1 Sept

 

Labor Day

 

2 Sept  

Engineering

Excel

Engineering

Concepts

 
3 Sept

English

Math

1.3 Exponential unctions

1.4 Power functions

Math

1.5 Inverse functions

Physics

Vectors

4 Sept  

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Visualization

Engineering

First project

 
5 Sept

English

Physics

Lab #2

Experimental error

Math

1.6 Logarithmic functions

 
Week #3
8 Sept

English

Math

Math

Physics

Vectors

 
9 Sept  

Engineering

Team training

Engineering

Modeling: Chapter2

 
10 Sept

English

Math

Physics

2.1 - 2.3 Velocity and acceleration

Engineering

Concepts

Engineering

Project #1

11 Sept  

Physics

2.4 - 2.6 1-D Motion

Physics

Recitation

English

Critical thinking

 
12 Sept

English

Math

Physics

Lab #3

 
Week #4
15 Sept

English

Invention

Math

2.2 - 2.3 Derivatives

Physics

3.1 - 3.2 2-D Kinematics

 
16 Sept  

Engineering

Visualization

Engineering

Modeling, Chapter #3

 
17 Sept

English

Writing and design process

Math

2.4 Rate of change

Physics

Distance, velocity, and acceleration in 2-D; bouncing ball

Engineering

Project #1

18 Sept  

Physics

3.4 - 3.6 Circular motion

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Project #1

 
19 Sept

English

Explaining concepts

Math

2.5 Second derivative

Physics

Lab #4

 
Week #5
22 Sept

English

Invention, continued

Math

2.6 Approximations

Math

Local linearity

Physics

Recitation

 
23 Sept  

Engineering

Data collection

 
24 Sept

English

Workshop on paper

Math

2.7 Limits

Physics

4.1 - 4.4 Forces, Newton's first law

Engineering

Data reduction

25 Sept  

Physics

Exam #1

Physics

4.5 - 4.7 Newton's second and third laws

Engineering

Concepts

 
26 Sept

English

Workshop on paper, continued

Second draft due

Math

2.7 Limits, continued

Physics

Lab #5

Force, mass, acceleration

 
Week #6
29 Sept

English

Definition

Math

2.8 Differentiability

Math

3.1 How do we measure distance traveled?

Physics

4.8 Applications of Newton's laws

 
30 Sept

 

Engineering

Shootout

 
1 Oct

English

Definition, continued

Math

Review

Engineering

Guest Lecture - Joe Circello, Motorola

Engineering

Modeling #4

2 Oct  

Physics

4.8 Applications of Newton's laws, continued

Physics

Recitation

 
3 Oct

English

Definition, continued

Math

Exam #1

Physics

Lab #6

Falling objects

 
Week #7
6 Oct

English

Definition of terms

General examples

Math

Test review

Math

3.1 - 3.2 Definite integrals

Physics

5.1 - 5.2 Applications of Newton's laws

 
7 Oct  

Engineering

Modeling #5

Engineering

Report preparation

 
8 Oct

English

Draft of problem #3 due

Peer revision

Math

3.3 Definite integrals as area and average

Physics

5.3 - 5.4 Non-uniform circular motion

Engineering

Report on project #1

9 Oct  

Physics

Serway 5.5 - 5.6

Numerical kinematics, reference frames

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Concepts, chapter #3

 
10 Oct

English

Cueing the reader

Math

3.4 The fundamental theorem of calculus

Physics

TBA

 
Week #8
13 Oct

English

Analysis

Math

3.5 The fundamental theorem of calculus

Math

4.1 Formulas for derivative functions

Physics

6.1 - 6.2 Forces in nature; gravitational fields

 
14 Oct  

Engineering

Concepts (#3)

Problem definition

Engineering

Introduction to project #2

 
15 Oct

English

Analysis, continued

Math

Review

Physics

6.3 - 6.4 Electric fields; motion in an electric field

Engineering

Concepts (#4)

Generating solutions

16 Oct  

Physics

Serway 6.5-6.6

Magnetic fields; motion in a magnetic field

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Work on project #2

 
17 Oct

English

Analysis, continued

Math

Test #2

Physics

Lab #7

Electromagnetic field simulations

 
Week #9
20 Oct

English

Analysis

Math

Review of test #2

Math

4.2 Powers and polynomials

Physics

7.1 - 7.2 Work done by a constant force; vector scalar product

 
21 Oct  

Engineering

Work on project #2

Engineering

Modeling #7

 
22 Oct

English

Analysis, continued

Draft due

Math

4.3 The exponential function

Physics

7.3 Work done by a varying force

Engineering

Work on project #2

23 Oct  

Physics

Serway 7.4-7.5

Kinetic energy and power

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Work on project #2

 
24 Oct

English

Analysis, continued

Workshop

Math

4.4 The product and quotient rules

Physics

Lab #8

Work and energy

 
Week #10
27 Oct

English

Peer revision

Math

4.5 The chain rule

Math

4.6 The trigonometric functions

Physics

8.1 - 8.2 Potential energy and conservative forces

 
28 Oct  

Engineering

Concepts (#5)

Deciding the course of action

Engineering

Work on project #2

 
29 Oct

English

Evaluating

Math

4.7 Applications of the chain rule

Physics

8.3 - 8.4

Conservation of energy

Engineering

Work on project #2

30 Oct  

Physics

Recitation

Physics

Test #2

Engineering

Concepts (#5)

Deciding the course of action

 
31 Oct

English

Kepner-Tregoe analysis

Math

4.8 - 4.9 Implicit functions and tangent lines

Physics

Lab #9

Conservation of energy

 
Week #11
3 Nov

English

Workshop - KT decision analysis

Math

Review

Math

5.1 Using the first derivative

Physics

8.5 - 8.6 Conservation of energy

 
4 Nov  

Engineering

Concepts (#6)

KT approach

Engineering

Work on project #2

 
5 Nov  

Math

Mastery exam

Physics

8.7 - 8.8 Potential energy revisited

Engineering

Modeling #6

6 Nov  

Physics

8.9 - 8.10 Potential energy diagrams

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Work on project #2

 
7 Nov

English

Workshop - Evaluation by comparison

Math

5.2 Using the second derivative

Physics

Lab #10

Energy analysis of Bungee Omlette

 
Week #12
10 Nov

Veterans' Day

11 Nov

 

 

 

Engineering

Bungee Omlette

 
12 Nov

English

Revise #5 in class

Math

5.3 Families of curves

Physics

9.1 - 9.2 Momentum

Engineering

Project #2, data reduction

13 Nov  

Physics

9.3 - 9.4 Collisions

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Introduction to project #3

 
14 Nov

English

Examining causes

Math

5.5 Optimization

Physics

Lab #11

Conservation of momentum

 
Week #13
17 Nov

English

Papers due

Math

5.6 Modeling

Math

Review

Physics

9.5 2-D collisions

 
18 Nov  

Engineering

Work on Project #3

 
19 Nov

English

Causes

Math

Test #3

Physics

9.6 Center of mass

Physics

Recitation

Engineering

Work on project #2 report

20 Nov  

Physics

9.7 - 9.8 Rocket Propulsion

Engineering

Project #2 report

 
21 Nov

English

Causes, collaborative writing

Math

5.7 Newton's method

Physics

Lab #12

Ballistic pendulum

 
Week #14
24 Nov

English

Work on term paper

Math

Review test #3

Math

6.1 - 6.2 Definite integrals

Physics

11.1 - 11.2 Rotational kinematics

 
25 Nov  

Engineering

Modeling, Chapter 8

Engineering

Project #2, oral presentations

 
26 Nov

English

Work on term paper

Math

6.3 - 6.4 Antiderivatives

Physics

11.3 - 11.4 Rotational kinetic energy

Engineering

Work on project #3

27 Nov

Thanksgiving Break

28 Nov
Week #15
1 Dec

English

Work on term paper

Math

7.1 Antiderivatives and the fundamental theorem

Math

7.2 Integration by substitution

Physics

11.5 - 11.6 Torque

 
2 Dec  

Engineering

Project #3 practice shots

 
3 Dec

English

Draft due

Math

Review

Physics

11.7 - 11.8 Angular momentum

Engineering

Work on Modeling #8

4 Dec  

Physics

Recitation

Physics

Exam #3

Engineering

Journaling

 
5 Dec

English

Final paper due

Math

Review

Physics

Lab #13

Thrown rotating object

 
Week #16
8 Dec

English

Work on final

Math

Test #4

Math

Review

Physics

11.8, 11.10 Laws of gravitation

 
9 Dec  

Engineering

Work on project #3

 
10 Dec

English

Work on final

Math

Review

Physics

12.1 - 12.3 Kepler's laws

Engineering

Review

11 Dec

Reading Day

 

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